What happens next
Dates for the Examination can be viewed on the Examination Timetable page.
Notice of the Procedural Decision has been issued by the Examining Authority to Interested Parties in the Rule 8 letter; this includes information about how the Examination will be conducted and the Examination Timetable as currently set out.11/06/2019 - Deadline for close of examination. See the Examination Timetable for further information.
If you have a legal interest in land affected by a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and:
- have not been identified by the Applicant; and
- did not register to become an Interested Party;
then you can make a request to the Examining Authority to become an Interested Party under s102A of the Planning Act 2008.
Timeline (25 items)
Action Lists from the Issue Specific Hearing (ISH8) held on 16 and 17 April have been published.
Republished Further Written Questions, with the amended numbering of questions, issued by the Examining Authority.
The Submissions for Deadline 4C have now been published.
The Examining Authority’s second suite of Written Questions has now been published.
The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 8(3) Variation to the Examination Timetable, a Rule 9 Notification of Procedural Decision and s51 Advice Letter to guide the Applicant and Interested Parties responding to the Applicant’s request for a Material Change to the Application to provide for a Structures Exclusion Zone (SEZ) in the wind turbine array area offshore. The Agendas for Issue Specific Hearings 8 & 9 and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 commencing on 16 April have been published.
The Deadline 4B submissions have been published.
The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 8(3) Variation to the Examination Timetable and a Rule 9 Notification of Procedural Decision Letter to guide the Applicant and Interested Parties preparing for April hearings. The itinerary for Accompanied Site Inspection 2 to the London Ports on 15 April has been published. Agendas for hearings commencing on 16 April will be published after the Examining Authority’s consideration of documents submitted for new Deadline 4B.
The Deadline 4 submissions have been published
The Examination Library which was published following Deadline 3 has been amended. Examination Library references for deadline 3 have been updated.
The Examining Authority have issued a Rule 9 – notification of procedural decision letter.
The Examining Authority has issued notification of the date, times of and places for Accompanied Site Inspection 2 (ASI2) to be held on 15 April 2019.
The Deadline 3 Submissions have been published.
The Examining Authority have issued a Rule 8(3) Variation to the Examination Timetable. This letter also contains Notification of Issue Specific and Compulsory Acquisition Hearings scheduled for April 2019.
The Audio recordings and Action Points for: Issue Specific Hearings 3 – 7, Compulsorily Acquisition Hearing 1 and Open Floor Hearing 1 are now published and available below.
Recordings and Action Points of ISH3
Recordings and Action Points of ISH4
Recordings and Action Points of ISH5
Recordings and Action Points of ISH6
Recordings and Action Points of ISH7
Recordings and Action Points of CAH1
Recordings and Action Points of OFH1
Agendas for the hearings to be held in February 2019 have been published. The Accompanied Site Inspection Itinerary has also been published.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins
The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter
The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.
The application has been accepted for examination
This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 27 June 2018.
The application documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination.
It is for the applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see MHCLG pre-application guidance).